What makes Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera so amazing? Players, coaches chime in
Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel
What makes Cabrera so amazing? As if it's possibly to pin that down. I find a new reason to be amazed by him nearly every time he takes the field or picks up a bat. Also, his goofiness. Also, his speed on the basepaths.
Tigers led by cool, calm and collected Brad Ausmus
Cool, calm, collected ... and also an above-average instant replayer (made that word up).
Pressure mounts on Matt Martin, Detroit Tigers' instant replay guy
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp
All eyes are on you, Matt Martin. Don't let us down.
Ask Schmehl: How will Detroit Tigers handle Phil Coke? How long will they stick with Alex Gonzalez?
MLive.com, James Schmehl
When dealing with any Phil Coke questions, just think: WWND. (What would Nickelback do?)
Tigers' Joba Chamberlain looks to solidify role in new environment T
he Detroit News, Rod Beard
Well, he can stop "looking to" and actually start doing the solidifying. That would be advantageous of him.
The numbers behind the Tigers’ draft debate
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
Opening Week has come and gone, and so far, there's no sign of a deal between the Tigers and free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew.
Around the AL Central:
Royals squander Ventura gem in 1-0 loss to Devil Rays
Royals Review, Josh Duggan
Ventura straight shoves, but the Royals offense is completely outmatched by the Rays pitching staff.
White Sox 15, Rockies 3: These aren't last year's Sox
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
Six homers -- including two apiece by Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia -- help Sox top 2013's single-game high in runs.
The Cleveland Indians defeated the San Diego Padres 8-3 on a chilly night at Progressive Field, as Corey Kluber did much better than in his previous outing, and David Murphy won over more fans with a big night.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Thoughts on the seven-inning game
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Twelve-inning games, I say. More baseball. Not less.
Don’t diminish Hank Aaron’s greatness by calling him The Home Run King
HardballTalk, Joe Posnanski
Henry Aaron is NOT The Home Run King. That sounds like I’m going to follow with some rant about Barry Bonds breaking his record and how terrible that was … but I’m not.
Off day catch in LA. Of all the random places I've thrown, this takes the cake. Thanks to Kunkel for blocking the CB pic.twitter.com/zclWmjicBL— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) April 7, 2014